We understand that having the chance to learn and grow is important to you. It’s important to us, too. In fact, we believe it’s the only way that we will stay competitive as the world changes around us. Our goal is for all our employees to be highly skilled and capable.
No two people are the same, and at Mars we know the value of harnessing this diversity. Your line manager will sit down regularly with you, and together you will identify where you can work to enhance your performance both in your current role, and for future moves. This will form the basis of your Development Plan. And this won’t be merely a purely theoretical learning through courses and books. We know our people learn best through supported doing (as well as some basic theory).
Planning for your future
Your first priority: master the role you have been taken on for and achieve the good results we expect from you. Your manager will also want to talk to you about your future ambitions for yourself and your career. That’s because our preference is to grow our talent from within our business: you get the opportunities to develop and evolve within our enterprise during your career.
So how do we make it all happen? That's simple – we dynamically manage our "pipeline" of talent in the business, keeping you in mind as we do so. Then, when we see a potential role that might suit you, we’ll discuss it with you and see if you’re interested.
Development that's as individual as you are
We offer many learning and development opportunities to make our employees feel valued within our company. We do so not only through individual training programs, but also through many other initiatives.
Our ‘Make the Difference’ award, for instance, rewards initiatives of employees that have resulted in a significant impact on the company, whether it is on a social, economical or environmental level.
As a Mars employee, you will benefit from our award-winning Mars University, a specificity of our enterprise which has actually been rewarded with an award. The Mars U is the focus across our business for all our learning. It covers opportunities and resources for mastering your functional speciality as well as more general courses to improve your personal effectiveness, and building the skills to lead people, teams and businesses.
Learning at Mars University takes many forms, and you’ll have access to on-line videocasts, book summaries, e-learning, as well as various face to face workshops.
Working conditions that help you succeed
Our working environment is special too. Our office areas are deliberately open plan in order to encourage communication between teams and to ensure little or no sense of hierarchy.
nce of the building, security & prevention.All this explains why we were ranked 3rd in 2010 amongst the 'Best Employers in Belgium'. Thus, Mars Belgium is recognised as a 'Great Place to Work'.
The bottom line is that we win when all our employees win. So you can expect us to provide you with the framework and resources you need to develop your abilities, your competences and your career. Mars employees don’t like to be spoon-fed, instead they make the most of the freedom and responsibility we give them to grow themselves in their way. If that’s for you, you’ll find working at Mars a rich, rewarding experience.
More details about our various work areas can be found in the following overview.
Company areas to work in:
Marketing: product management, media coordination, consumer communication
Sales: key account management, sales promotion, Sales Trainee.
Trade Marketing: market research, Business analyst.
Human Resources: personnel services, organisation and employee development, personnel systems, pay & benefits.
Company Communication: public relations, internal communications, media relations.
Buying: raw material, packaging material and service buying.
Logistics: procurement of logistics, production planning, customer service, forwarding & shipping, export
Finances: investment planning, financing, accounting, planning
Research & Development: product development, technology development, packaging development, quality assurance, consumer tests,
Manufacturing: multi-shift production, quality information, hygiene & environment, industrial engineering, project management, maintenance.
Office Services: reception & maintenance of the building, security & prevention.